VA Promises to Continue Telephonic and Online Appointments

Veterans Affairs has recently announced that they will continue to offer telehealth and online medical appointments, even after the pandemic.  However, they’ll need Congress to help ensure that.

According to an article published by MilitaryTimes, “During an appearance before the Senate Appropriations Committee, VA Secretary Denis McDonough noted that online video appointments between department physicians and patients are about 18 times higher now than at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020…But McDonough noted there has been reluctance to embrace the change among some staffers accustomed to in-person meetings, something he said he will work to address.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability